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Why These Fungi are Your Friends – Get the Scoop on Mushrooms

Why are Mushrooms Nutrition Powerhouses?

Mushrooms display a variety of medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-tumor and immune-stimulating behavior.

Top Five Mushrooms for Therapeutic Benefits

  • Shitake: helps body tissues to absorb cholesterol and lower the amount circulating in the blood. Shitakes also have antiviral and anticancer effects.
  • Maitake: has anticancer, antiviral, and immune-system enhancing effects. Also helps control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Reishi can improve immune function and inhibit the growth of some malignant tumors. It also has significant anti-inflammatory effects, reduces allergic responsiveness, normalizes blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • Lion’s Mane display nerve-regenerative properties. They also significantly improve brain function and memory.
  • Turkey Tail is capable of stimulating the immune system.

How can you possibly consume all these mushrooms?

It’s easy.

Garden of Life RM-10 Ultra Immune Formula contains 10 types of organically grown mushrooms. It offers broad immune support through multiple pathways:

  • immune cell function support
  • immune cell metabolism support
  • methylation support
  • antioxidant support

This formula is blended with Cat’s Claw and fermented selenium, which is easily absorbed. 

Selenium supports immune cell function and response. It helps your body fight off infection and fights inflammation.

Cats Claw is one of the best herbs to use for boosting your immune system & fighting infection. This mighty herb is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and considered a potent anti-oxidant.

Take advantage of our special on RM-10 Ultra Immune Formula. Take 15% off with coupon code RM1015.

Garden of Life RM10 Ultra Immune

Do You Know What Dysbiosis is?

You may have heard this term in relation to gut health and wondered what it exactly does it mean.

It means “microbial imbalance on or inside the body”.  This can be the root cause of many health problems, particularly when there is dysbiosis in the gut. Since the gut controls the brain and the immune system, one can only imagine what havoc it brings upon us when it’s out of balance.

Our gut contains millions of bacteria. Some good and some bad. It is important to have the right balance of bacteria so our bodies can function well. If the bacteria is out of wack, we can experience a wide array of very unpleasant symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Dysbiosis?

    • Gastrointestinal problems such as yeast overgrowth (candida), IBS, food allergies, gas and bloating
    • Urinary problems such as chronic urinary tract infections
    • Chronic colds/coughs, and ear infections
    • Lack of energy
    • Rashes, including eczema, hives, rosacea, and acne.
    • Respiratory problems such as asthma, sinusitis, allergies.

What Causes Dysbiosis:

  • Poor Diet
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Too many antibiotics
  • Stress

Too often people just address one or two of these causes. In order for your symptoms to go away permanently it’s crucial to pay attention to all issues which cause imbalance.

First and foremost, uncover what the root cause of your symptoms are by taking a simple at home gut test. We like the tests offered by Genova and Doctors Data. These kits can be ordered based on what symptoms you are experiencing. If you need help determining what test is right for you just give us a call and we are happy to help.

How Can I Get My Gut Bacteria Back in balance?

Diet can be the most important factor in relieving dysbiosis. Eat whole foods that come from the ground and eliminate processed foods and sugar. We recommend the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. This Diet works by addressing the root cause of digestive disease. It heals the gut by calming down the  inflammation and re-balancing the gut bacteria.

Read more about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by clicking here. Choose the version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that’s custom fit for your needs. Once you start the SCD it will become second nature. For ideas on what to make for meals give the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Recipe Book a try.

Alleviate stress by incorporating breathing techniques, meditation or yoga into your daily routine. There are many ways to incorporate stress reduction techniques in as little as five minutes a day. Check out some of the apps which can be downloaded on your phone for easy to use guided mediations and breathing exercises while you’re on the go.  Visit the Stress Help Center web site. There is a very cost effective special offer on the 8 Week Module. This simple to use program provides instruction which can done at your desk or your most comfortable living room chair.

Have you taken antibiotics in the last year?

Always supplement with probiotics during and after a course of antibiotics. The antibiotics clear out all your good gut bacteria. Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan has been researching gut health for over 10 years. His clinical trials show that just one course of antibiotics will eliminate all your good gut bacteria. If you do nothing to build up the good bacteria it can take over a year for your gut to return to normal.

During the cold and flu season you want your immune system functioning at optimal levels. Don’t waste any time in replenishing your good bacteria and building up your immune system. We advise our clients to take the Perfect Pass Probiotic before and during antibiotic use. For best results to rebuilding your immunity add Perfect Pass Immune Support after a course of antibiotics.

Can You Detox Naturally?

If you have a build up of toxins that is causing your symptoms consider detoxing with natural agents. Good Gut Solution recommends HVS Detoxosodes for removing specific toxins such as heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, molds and tobacco. Customize your detoxification program once you have your test results. Call us if you have any questions.

Lower your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Your Home

Last month President Obama signed  legislation which will overhaul the nation’s archaic, 40-year-old toxic chemical rules.  Due to loop holes in the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, there’s at least 64,000 chemicals used today, which have not been tested for safety.

How Soon Will Testing of Toxic Substances Go Into Effect?

In a nutshell, these 64,000 existing chemicals will be subject to safety testing for the first time. Sound like a step forward? Critics say the changes will not happen fast enough. The testing will include 20 chemicals at a time with a deadline of seven years per chemical.

This is far too slow to limit our exposure to toxins found in everything from children’s toys to household cleaners. Even more surprising is that the new legislation doesn’t cover pesticides used in food production. 

A coalition of doctors, scientists and health advocates have joined together to launch Project TENDR; Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks. They released a statement today in Environmental Health Perspectives calling for aggressive regulation. Their goal is to protect citizens from neurotoxic chemicals by increasing regulation and testing of toxic chemicals before they are approved for use. BrainThey argue “why should we wait until chemicals are deemed unsafe before they are banned.” “Most chemicals in use today were not adequately tested for safety before being allowed on the market,” states  Dr. Jeanne Conry, an obstetrician-gynecologist and member of the TENDR coalition. 

Their combined research has shown that exposure to toxic chemicals may cause long term damage to the brain, especially during children’s critical development periods and during fetal development. 

What Can you Do to Reduce Toxic Chemical Exposure?

  • Minimize your pesticide exposure by choosing organic produce when possible. Refer to the 2016 Dirty Dozen List.
  • Drink plenty of fresh, clean water to flush your system. If you don’t know what’s in your drinking water check out the EWG Guide to water testing companies in your area. Consider adding a countertop water purifier to ensure fluoride, lead and other contaminants aren’t in your water. These toxic chemicals have been shown to have endocrine disrupting effects in children and elderly. 
  • Buy furniture without flame retardant chemicals
  • When choosing flooring check to make sure it’s phthalate-free vinyl flooring. Choose wood, bamboo or cork as alternatives.
  • Avoid any plastics that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which can be a source of phthalates. These include toys, backpacks, lunch boxes, food containers and school supplies. Avoid plastic for storing food and invest in glass containers. 
  • Choose fragrance-free personal care products to avoid phthalates in fragrances.
  • Avoid toxic cleaning products; everything from toilet bowl cleaners to laundry detergent can be loaded with toxic chemicals. Many cleaning products are available without toxins. Consider making your own with vinegar, lemon and baking soda.
  • Use nontoxic pesticides in your yard and on pets.
  • Screen your house for lead. If your house was built prior to 1978 chances are high that there is lead paint on the walls. If you think you may have had exposure consider taking the Genova Lab Toxic Element Profile test. 

    You can detoxify on a daily basis by adding PerfectPass Immune Support to your diet. The green component of our formula consists of barley grass, alfalfa leaf, spirulina, wheat grass and oatgrass. These greens are considered powerhouse grasses that clean up our toxins and repair damage. They are most effective for detoxification and aid in removing heavy metals from  the body.

Immune Supplements to Know About


Attempting to boost the cells of the immune system is particularly complicated as there are so many different kinds of cells in the immune system that respond to so many different microbes in so many different ways. Which cells should you boost, and to what number? So far, we’re still learning. What we do know is that the body is constantly generating immune cells. No one knows how many cells or what the best mix of cells the immune system needs to function at its optimum level.

Studying the relationship between stress and the immune system is also a challenge. Its hard to know what’s a stressful situation for everyone. What’s regarded as stress for one person is not for another. Also we can only measure the result of the stress, like the number of times the heart beats each minute, but that also may be due to other factors.

It is interesting to note that a reduction in immune response to infections has been shown by older people’s response to vaccines. For example, studies of the flu vaccines have shown that for people over age 65, the vaccine is much less effective compared to healthy children over the age of two.

Supplements to Help your Immune System

We’ve noticed that everyone is talking either about their gut or their immune system these days. This is so exciting because the two are really linked. Did you know that over 80 percent of your immune system resides in our gut?

At Good Gut Solution we are dedicated to providing you with ways to improve your overall health starting with your gut and including your immune system.  We find that the two are so intrinsically linked.

Why should you think about Immune Support Supplementation?

  • Today’s hectic, fast paced lifestyle does not always allow us to eat balanced meals, get enough sleep, or exercise consistently.
  • The time and cost associated with eating a perfectly balanced diet which supports our wellness is just not possible for most of us.
  • Restricted diets and food allergies leave us with a need to fill in nutritional gaps.
  • Helps us deal with the imbalances of modern day life.

Here are some of the most powerful immune Support Supplements

Immune Support SupplementsAlgae
Provides a rich source of iodine to keep the thyroid functioning properly. The thyroid is very important because it is responsible for the production of hormones.

Reishi and Shitake mushrooms
These are the ones often referred to as medicinal mushrooms. They are excellent immune boosters which contain anti-viral compounds that can help fight infections and flu.

Aloe Vera
It’s used for its anti-inflammatory benefits. It may also help alleviate constipation and calm ulcers and acid reflux.

Barley Grass
Known as a multi-nutrient rich super food. This powerhouse grass is loaded with vitamins, electrolytes, minerals, anti-oxidants, enzymes and amino acids. It even plays a role in detoxifying the body from heavy metals and reduces radiation stress on the body.

Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly gets its name from the fact that bees use it for the development and nurturing of queen bees. It is used as a general health tonic, for fighting the effects of aging, and for boosting the immune system.

Perfect Pass Immune Support to Fill In the Gaps


Perfect Pass Immune Support to the Rescue

PerfectPass Immune Support Formula 360 CapsDo you ever feel tired and run down? Do you struggle with finding energy to pack it all in?

Lifestyle demands are hard to juggle, many of us are working full time,  preparing meals for our families, cleaning, chauffeuring children around, managing finances  and so much more.

We wear many hats and sometimes the last priority is our health. Finding time to exercise, sleep and eat appropriately can often come last.

If you are like most people you can relate to this.

What happens when we try to be Superheroes?

Once our bodies are worn out due to lack of sleep, improper nutrition and stress, our immune system stops performing as we’d like it to. Our immune system gets tested. We become run down and susceptible to colds and flu.

Whats the Solution?

The best solution would be to slow down, eat balanced meals and get more sleep. Thats wishful thinking for most people. Even when we try our best to take care of ourselves, there’s often not enough time.

The best way to ensure you are getting all the essential vitamins, minerals and immune boosting nutrients is by adding  a plant based support supplement to your diet. Perfect Pass saw the need for this type of support.

Through many years of treating clients we found that even those who had a very clean diet were lacking some essential nutrients. Did you know that even if you are short in only one nutrient your systems will not run as efficiently as they should?

Perfect Pass Immune Support will fill in the gaps where your diet leaves off.
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Perfect Pass 2 Pack Digestive Enzyme and Immune Support CapsulesYou can save even more when you buy both Perfect Pass Digestive Enzyme and Perfect Pass Immune Support Capsules together 
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These 2 supplements are the perfect complement to Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Perfect Pass Probiotic. The family of four work exceptionally well together.

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PerfectPass 4 Pack Care Kit

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  • Perfect Pass Prebiotics
  • Perfect Pass Probiotics
  • Perfect Pass Digestive Enzyme
  • Perfect Pass Immune Support Capsules

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